Egyptian Rasheed (Rashid) rifle

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Egyptian Rasheed (Rashid) rifle

Post by trustingman62 » August 17th, 2016, 10:52 pm

Does anyone have a Rasheed carbine or heard of them? I just purchased one at local gun dealer. Took it to the range today at lunch. Ran flawless. 7.62x39 caliber. Kind of looks like a SKS but uses the Hakim type direct inpindgment bolt. I will post pictures shortly. Mine is serial 6524 out of an estimate of 8000 made. Only problem is with so few made there are no parts available.

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Re: Egyptian Rasheed (Rashid) rifle

Post by papabear » August 20th, 2016, 9:53 am

trustingman62,

I Don't have a Egyptian Rasheed but I got to shoot one that a friend of mine had back in the late 80's. At the time I had a Ruger mini 30 (7.62x39). After shooting the Rasheed I preferred it to the Ruger mini 30 mostly because the Rasheed was a heavier rifle (9#) compared to the Ruger (7#) so the recoil was a lot less with the Rasheed, and IMHO the Ruger mini 30 was to light for that round. Most of the ammo (7.62x39) back then was with floor sweep Russian powder with lacquer cased ammo, which was ok if you shoot it with a SKS or AK which it was designed for. I got rid of the mini 30 and opted for a post band (80's) Colt SP1 .223 (SN) SP 199XXX. I've never look back on that deal since, although if I ever find a Egyptain Rasheed at a fair price I'll get one, they are rare and and hard to find and the parts are even harder to find. BTW, the Egyptian Rasheed Ljungman AG-42 has Swedish lineage; it is a descendant of Sweden's unique AG-42 designed by Erik Eklund, who worked during WWII for the C.J. Ljungman Pump Company in Malmo, Sweden.

Thanks for your post, it sure brought back some fine memories.

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Re: Egyptian Rasheed (Rashid) rifle

Post by 6x6pinz » January 7th, 2017, 4:11 am

picked up a couple of the Hakim rifles and always wanted to find a good Rasheed. If it shoots like the Hakims then it is a very enjoyable rifle to shoot.

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